Collaborative Divorce and CDI

Collaborative Divorce is an out-of-court divorce process that helps divorcing couples end their marriage with dignity and respect. It is a highly supported divorce process that provides people with a greater level of privacy and control than traditional litigation.

Collaborative Divorce is a growing trend in divorce, both in the United States and abroad. In 2017, the Illinois Legislature passed the Collaborative Process Act, which clearly established Collaborative Process as a recognized way of getting divorced in Illinois.

CDI and the Media

Collaborative Divorce Illinois (CDI) is the leading Collaborative Divorce organization in Illinois.  It offers thought-leadership and expertise to the press and other media outlets.

CDI’s mission is to advance Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option in Illinois. Our leadership and membership are dedicated to helping the public learn about the benefits of Collaborative Divorce.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with members of the media.

Direct media inquiries to Rebecca Hoffman, 312-282-4254,

CDI In The News

Fox 32 Chicago – Divorce Procedures Muddled by COVID-19 Pandemic (video)

Chicago Parent, January 2020 – How to Have a Happy and Healthy Divorce

Collaborative Divorce an Option for Illinois Couples

Streeterville News and New East Side News

NPR Illinois on the 2018 Collaborative Law Act

Chicago Tribune, Love Actually columnist, Jackie Pilossoph on Collaborative Divorce columnist, Joanna Brown on Collaborative Divorce columnist, Adrienne Fawcett on the Collaborative Process Act of 2018

Windy City Times, columnist Carrie Maxwell on the Collaborative Process for gay and lesbian couples

CDI Press Releases

Announcement of New Name

Launch of the Modest Means Program

The 2018 Illinois Collaborative Process Act:

CLII Professional Development Program, Bill Eddy, Founder of The High Conflict Institute:

CLII’s 2016-2017 Leadership Slate and Upcoming Programs:

Announcing CDI’s Warrior-To-Warrior Project:

CDI Radio Spots


October 2016


January 2019